Tug Reliance Clue Pursued - Relatives Think Fishing Boat Foundered on Gull Shoals.
TUG RELIANCE GLUE PURSUED Boat Foundered On Gull Shoals that evening. C.ilrov reported it to the state police. Next morning a search of the shore was conducted, hut nothing of the wreckage was found Much difficulty was experienced in walking over the offshore ice. The ------------* Coast Guard was notified of the Relatives Think Fishing r eport ou wreckage seen at Thompson. An offshore wind may have carried it back into the lake. Believing what he had seen may have been the wreckage of the •■Reliance,” Gilroy got in touch with Mrs. Mary Paide at Garden. She said the report hears out a theory of her own based on her husband's oft-repeated assertion that if “anything happened” to look for him on shore. She said she believed her husband would insist on beaching the host tf it proved unable to weather the gale. Two clues to the mystery of the disappearance of the Tallman fish tug •‘Reliance” with its crew of three Garden peninsula fishermen in a pre-Christmas gale, were being being followed today by relatives of the missing men. Rudolph Tallman, father of the missing Tallman brothers, Ronald and Burton, 27 and 26 years old, respectively, and Chester and John Pardee, brothers of Perry Pardee, 53 years old, the third victim, prepared to make an expedition to Gull island and to Gull shoals, off the west shore of Beaver Island. Island. A study of the chart has convinced convinced the elder Tallman and the Pardees that the “Reliance” may have foundered on Gull shoals, which lie about six miles north and east of Boulder reef, the fishing objective of their ill-fated expedition. The lake has a minimum minimum depth of three feet over the shoals. If the “Reliance” survived survived tfie storm long enough to have neared her objective, the vessel vessel may have overshot the winter navigation marker there and then attempted to make shelter on Beaver island, it was argued. This has led to speculation as to whether whether the wreckage of the tug may not be found on Gull island. Gull island lies a few miles directly directly north of Gull shoals, directly directly south of Suel Choix point and directly west of the north end of Beaver island; also directly west of High island. It is between between and 70 miles east and northeast of the Fairport passage. The southwest pale could easily have driven the “Reliance” on the beach of Gull island if it had stayed on its course any considerable considerable length of time. The Beaver island coast guard began a search there and Rudolph Tallman has been assured a private search by Fairport fishermen will be un- u. i taken. A second rlue came to light nt Thompson, on the lake shore about six miles below Munistique, where Howard Gilroy who is operating operating a well-drilling machine at the Thompson state fish hatchery, told of seeing what appeared to be the cabin top of a fishing vessel. vessel. with glazed ports, bobbing off the shore ice. Someone, apparently apparently not aware that wreckage of the “Reliance” was being sought, told Gilroy that what he had seen was “just a bit of wreckage” wreckage” swept up by the seas, but when he returned to Manistique a Plowman's Folly" Gives New Ideas For The Farmers A book recently issued by tlie University of Oklahoma Press at Norman, Okla., is titled “Plowman’s “Plowman’s Folly.” It is in Its fourth large printing and is the most talked of book of the day in America’« America’« farming world. The author, Edward H. Faulkner. Faulkner. is a former county agent ami Smith-Hughes teacher of agricul-! ture. He threw away his mold-1 board plow years ago, and his disk-harrow experiments in farm-j in« and garden plots near Klyria, Ohio, have, figuratively speaking, stood plow-farming on its head, He is raising unbelievable crops there and is teaching many farm-) era to do likewise. Faulkner says the moldboard plow is the villian of American farming. “If we had never plowed the land ,e would have missed all of the erosion, the dust belts, the| sour soils, the mounting floods. the lowering water tables, the vanishing wild life, the compact aud impervious soil surfaces,” he writes. That’s an earful for any farmer- if it is true, and Faulkner Faulkner claims to have demonstrated the finth of his statement. Listen to this: “Everywhere, about us is evidence that the undisturbed undisturbed surface of the earth produces produces a healthier growth than that portion now being fanned. With the use of the disk-harrow only, we ought to be able to excel any other people of the world in ! production per acre on most of ¡the land that has been in crops I in this country for generations.” It doesn’t seem possible that our great agricultural schools ' have been wrong, and yet Faulk- j ner is backing his statements with many clearly successful experiments. experiments. Old standards are going overboard, and Faulkner says that !the moldboard plow will surely be I ditched when farmers find how I much better thev can farm with-